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SHELL blockaded on first day

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Rossport Solidarity Camp

Tripod blocakding road as first of new fences sit and wait with nowhere to go

At 6.59 this morning a tripod was erected on the road between Shell's Ballinaboy refinery and their compound at Aughosse, Co Mayo.

Tripod erected and occupied
Tripod erected and occupied

At 6.59 this morning a tripod was erected by people from Rossport Solidarity Camp on the road between Shell's Ballinaboy refinery and their compound at Aughosse thereby blockading the road to all incoming trucks. Shell were due to move the first lot of fencing from one site to another at 7am in order to prepare and enlarge the existing compound in preparation for turf removal before pipe laying, but instead the truck of fencing now sits behind a line of 30 IRMS security with nowhere to go. Meanwhile the head of IRMS, Jim Farrell, can be seen making frantic phone calls.
Watch this space for more updates throughout the day...

Related Link: http://www.rossportsolidaritycamp.org/

Jim Farrell  from IRMS makes phone calls and fencing sits behind the gate
Jim Farrell from IRMS makes phone calls and fencing sits behind the gate  

 

 

Posted Date: 
25 July 2011